‘Silence’ for Claudel

Helmer-novelist books Strasbourg-set dramedy

French helmer and novelist Philippe Claudel has been tapped to direct “Silence d’Amour” (Silence of Love), a follow-up to his directorial debut, the Kristin Scott Thomas starrer “I’ve Loved You So Long.”

Set in Strasbourg, “Silence of Love” is a dramedy centering on a widowed music teacher.

Italian thesp Stefano Accorsi, lead actor of fiction drama “Romanzo Criminale,” will topline. Produced by Yves Marmion’s company UGC YM, the film will begin lensing in May.

Gallic company TF1 Intl. has taken foreign sales rights.

Claudel earned multiple kudos for “I’ve Loved You So Long,” including a BAFTA Film Award for best non-English-language film and a Cesar nod for best first film. Pic, which was also produced by Yves Marmion, was a major arthouse success in key territories. It also had the pull to play the multiplexes — a factor important in many European markets such as Germany, Spain and Italy.

The film grossed more than $3 million in the U.S. and more than $15 million in foreign markets.

As a novelist, Claudel is best known for “Les ames grises” (Grey Souls), a 1917-set WWI drama that was adapted for the bigscreen by French helmer Yves Angelo in 2005.

More Film

  • BRIGITTE BARDOTBRIGITTE BARDOT IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

    Brigitte Bardot Slams #MeToo Movement As 'Hypocritical, Ridiculous'

    French helmer and novelist Philippe Claudel has been tapped to direct “Silence d’Amour” (Silence of Love), a follow-up to his directorial debut, the Kristin Scott Thomas starrer “I’ve Loved You So Long.” Set in Strasbourg, “Silence of Love” is a dramedy centering on a widowed music teacher. Italian thesp Stefano Accorsi, lead actor of fiction […]

  • American Genre Film Archive Partnering With

    Film News Roundup: American Genre Film Archive Partners With Shaw Brothers (EXCLUSIVE)

    French helmer and novelist Philippe Claudel has been tapped to direct “Silence d’Amour” (Silence of Love), a follow-up to his directorial debut, the Kristin Scott Thomas starrer “I’ve Loved You So Long.” Set in Strasbourg, “Silence of Love” is a dramedy centering on a widowed music teacher. Italian thesp Stefano Accorsi, lead actor of fiction […]

  • Andrea Riseborough on Pay Equity, Hollywood

    Why Andrea Riseborough Could Be the Breakout Star of Sundance

    French helmer and novelist Philippe Claudel has been tapped to direct “Silence d’Amour” (Silence of Love), a follow-up to his directorial debut, the Kristin Scott Thomas starrer “I’ve Loved You So Long.” Set in Strasbourg, “Silence of Love” is a dramedy centering on a widowed music teacher. Italian thesp Stefano Accorsi, lead actor of fiction […]

  • William Friedkin’s ‘The Devil and Father

    William Friedkin's Exorcism Documentary 'The Devil and Father Amorth' Acquired by Orchard

    French helmer and novelist Philippe Claudel has been tapped to direct “Silence d’Amour” (Silence of Love), a follow-up to his directorial debut, the Kristin Scott Thomas starrer “I’ve Loved You So Long.” Set in Strasbourg, “Silence of Love” is a dramedy centering on a widowed music teacher. Italian thesp Stefano Accorsi, lead actor of fiction […]

  • The Mummy

    U.S. Movie Ticket Sales Plunged 6% in 2017, Thanks to Lousy Summer

    French helmer and novelist Philippe Claudel has been tapped to direct “Silence d’Amour” (Silence of Love), a follow-up to his directorial debut, the Kristin Scott Thomas starrer “I’ve Loved You So Long.” Set in Strasbourg, “Silence of Love” is a dramedy centering on a widowed music teacher. Italian thesp Stefano Accorsi, lead actor of fiction […]

  • Lea Thompson's 'Year of Spectacular Men'

    Lea Thompson's Directorial Debut 'Year of Spectacular Men' Acquired by MarVista Entertainment

    French helmer and novelist Philippe Claudel has been tapped to direct “Silence d’Amour” (Silence of Love), a follow-up to his directorial debut, the Kristin Scott Thomas starrer “I’ve Loved You So Long.” Set in Strasbourg, “Silence of Love” is a dramedy centering on a widowed music teacher. Italian thesp Stefano Accorsi, lead actor of fiction […]

  • santa barbara film festival arlington theater

    Santa Barbara Film Festival to Open as Planned in Wake of Montecito Mudslides

    French helmer and novelist Philippe Claudel has been tapped to direct “Silence d’Amour” (Silence of Love), a follow-up to his directorial debut, the Kristin Scott Thomas starrer “I’ve Loved You So Long.” Set in Strasbourg, “Silence of Love” is a dramedy centering on a widowed music teacher. Italian thesp Stefano Accorsi, lead actor of fiction […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content